July 8, 1986 (released by White House July 12,1986)

Dear Madame President:

The sober and peaceful approach you have taken to deal with the political incident that took place in Manila this weekend is greatly admired. Once again, your leadership has shown the world the mettle of your government and the degree of support it enjoys among your people.

I look forward to meeting with you in Washington in September.


/s/Ronald Reagan

Note: The letter referred to President Aquino's successful handling of the failed attempt, by former President Marcos' running mate Arturo Tolentino, to form a new government. The original was not available for verification of the content of this letter, which was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 12.